We know just the activity … introduce your child to the beauty of collage!
First, browse your leaf collection and choose some favorites. Encourage your child to select a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes. You can keep the stems on each leaf or remove them – just do it carefully so as not to damage the leaves.
Then using glue and a paintbrush, arrange each leaf onto a heavy piece of cardboard or cardstock. If you have our Do-It-Together Kit: All About Trees you can glue leaves directly onto the Leaf Collage. Your child may want to place the leaves in a random fashion, sort them by color/shape/size, or overlap them. Remember, this is a time to let your child practice independence, develop a plan, and make important choices about their work.
There’s no right or wrong way to collage – just let the creativity flow!